Drunken elk drowns after falling through ice
AFP · 23 Nov 2006, 12:05
Published: 23 Nov 2006 12:05 GMT+01:00
"The elk appears to have eaten too many fermented apples and become confused out on the ice," Luleå police spokesman Erik Kummu told local media.
Emergency services were scrambled but they were unable to save the four-legged apple thief.
For several days prior to the elk's demise, local residents had contacted police after seeing the animal munch its way through rotting fruit, Aftonbladet said.
Drunk elks are relatively common in Sweden in late autumn as the animals eat fallen apples which ferment slightly on the ground.